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stories above the street. it's a precarious situation and john miller has been looking into it. john? >> reporter: anthony, i'm just back there from the scene and what you have there was hard to believe when you saw it. you have a crane that is at the top of a 90 story building in the process of being built. this is on west 57th street just down the street from our broadcast center here and this is the street that is home to carnegie hall, the iconic russian tea roomhe steinway piano factory and all of it's been evacuated because the boom on that crane snapped off and is hanging over the street. now, authorities say if the rest of it breaks loose it could fall at such a velocity and hit with such an impact it could pierce the pavement, it could hit gas lines, water mains, steam lines and cause real disaster. so it's not a disaster yet, it's kind o a disaster waiting to happen. they're hoping that it won't, that they can tie steel cables to that boom, reattach it to the building, wait until after the storm passes and then dismantle it and take it down in a million pieces. but right no
't be flummoxed on sunday. join bob on "face the nation." his guests will include republican senator john mccain of arizona. the meningitis outbreak has claimed a 25th life today. 331 cases have now been reported in 18 states. we knew that the victims were victims of contaminated steroids produced by a massachusetts pharmacy, but what the f.d.a. told us today about that pharmacy came as quite a surprise. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the food and drug administration tested 50 vials suspected to be a source of contamination in the meningitis outbreak. they found all 50 were contaminated by bacteria or fungus. the f.d.a. says internal n.e.c.c. documents show the company tested a vial from the same lot in august and labeled it sterile. the inspection also focused on the clean room at n.e.c.c. a clean room like this one is where ingredients are mixed to make sterile medication. the f.d.a. discovered n.e.c.c.'s own monitoring repeatedly found mold and bacteria growing on walls and surfaces. equipment used to sterilize medicine had "greenish-yellow discoloration" and "air ducts were dirty."
and third rails are covered with sludge. m.t.a. workman john o'neil went down for a look in the south ferry station and reported back. >> it's probably up to the two poles from the top. full to the top. forget about it. >> reporter: even after the water has gone away, 6,200 subway cars must be inspected along with 600 miles of track and 468 subway stations. >> the m.t.a. last night faced a disaster as devastating at it has ever faced. >> reporter: joe loda is chairman of the metropolitan transit authority. >> sandy wreaked havoc on the entire transportation system, the subways, buses, metro north and the long island railroad. in every single borough of the city and every single county of the m.t.a. region. >> reporter: utility workers are pumping water round the clock, water that engulfed cars and flooded underground power equipment. nearly 250,000 customers are out of power in manhattan alone. no power means no traffic lights in lower manhattan and no lights means chaos at intersections. and no mass transit makes these the most sought-after vehicle in new york. you're the most popular guy
the water was. >> reporter: nearby john patricia says he was lucky. his house in the family for 52 years will only have to be gutted. >> unfortunately, that's just the way life is, you know? you have to accept it, and that's the end of it. >> reporter: elsewhere on the jersey shore, fires ignited by natural gas leaks destroyed more than a dozen homes. in bayhead, first responders drove through the flooded streets in a front-end loader look for stranded residents. others put on hip-waders to walk through town. some used canoes and kayaks. where it is safe to drive, there are long waits for gasoline. this line stretched more than a mile on the garden state pa parkway. back here in long beach island, scott, people who lived along the beach here did evacuate. when they return, they will have to decide whether to build so close to the waves. >> pelley: well, can chip, how long will it be before those folks can get back into those homes to see what they've lost? >> reporter: well, scott, we're told by the mayor of long beach island that it's going to be at least a week. it's going to take that
. >> reporter: a few blocks away from judi, con ed workers like john sullivan and his crew are pulling grates off of flooded transformer vaults. in go pumps and out flows water. the vaults hold transformers that are supposed to work even after being submerged, but they need to be checked. >> this particular transformer is made to go underwater so it should be fine. atsed on our experience it should be absolutely fine. >> reporter: of the 3.2 million customers without power, 80% of them are in new york or new jersey. >> we've got more chocolate chip cookies coming out very shortly. ut reporter: the fallout from sandy had people in englewood, eew jersey, heading to mr. todd's pie shop to charge their phones four days later. power companies from virginia to california have sent equipment and workers to help. >> all this food is being thrown out. >> reporter: the cavalry will arrive a bit too late to save paul nick kapblg's inventory at his restaurant overlooking new york harbor. a six figure loss. you don't seem too upset by this. >> listen, you wrap your wounds, you heal, and you go on. >> repo
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